Climate and environment
‘Farmers won’t be asked to bear disproportionate burden of climate action’
Amy Forde
This is not the end of farming as we know it, he said, stating that farming practices and land use are constantly evolving.
21 January 2023 Opinion
Opinion: food production's environmental challenges are acute in the Netherlands
"Where will it all end" is the weary cry of many farmers. Looking at the Netherlands might provide some illumination
18 January 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: old order has changed, it's now all about the environment
Five tonnes per acre of golden wheat, after a full pesticide programme, piling into the grain tank on an abnormally hot harvest day still excites me.
Climate plan must provide future for food producers - Macra
A real pathway forward for future food producers can be paved if the climate plan is structured properly, Macra has said.
18 January 2023 News
Food supply ‘not at risk’ within the EU
Pollution and climate change pose major risks to EU food security, although the continued supply of food is not immediately at risk, the EU has found.
16 January 2023 News
New business operating model in which sustainability is key
Unless the global agri-food system rapidly reduces emissions and its environmental impact, stakeholders and investors will continue to push for alternatives, writes policy analyst Anne Finnegan.
30 December 2022 News
Cow reduction schemes must be ‘very attractive’ for farmers - Taoiseach
When it comes to diversification, it’s about putting in place incentives, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.
21 December 2022 Climate and environment
Agriculture is always a battle against nature
Sometimes we never stop to think about the obvious in that any form of agriculture is not natural, regardless of the farming system employed.
12 December 2022 Crops
MLAs pressed on agri climate plan
The UFU wants “proper recognition” of the carbon that is removed from the atmosphere and is stored in soils, trees and hedgerows on farms.
7 December 2022 Northern Ireland
‘Blinkered vision’ blocking climate change solutions - IGGG
The Irish Grain Growers Group has criticised Government for not developing a Food Vision tillage group.
29 November 2022 News
Non-food emissions grew five times more than agri-food emissions since 2000
Reducing the carbon intensity of food production should be our primary goal in a world where consumption and production continue to increase, writes Anne Finnegan.
29 November 2022 News
The importance of nutrient recycling
The nutrients we apply on farms for plant production cycle through the whole food system and surplus nutrients from animals and humans need to be recycled for food production.
23 November 2022 Soils